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The Wave

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  1. What's The Wave?
  2. What's the Plan?
  3. How Can I Help?
  4. How Do I Get There?

1. What's The Wave?

On Saturday 5 December 2009, ahead of the crucial UN climate summit in Copenhagen, tens of thousands of people from all walks of life will march through the streets of London to demonstrate their support for a safe climate future for all.

Part of a global series of public actions, The Wave will call on world leaders to take urgent action to secure a fair international deal to stop global warming exceeding the danger threshold of 2 degrees C.

The Wave - which is not just a huge march but a whole day of exciting campaign activities - is organised by the Stop Climate Chaos Coalition, will show mass support by people from all backgrounds for a better, low carbon future for the UK and the world.

We want the UK Government to show leadership at Copenhagen. We want them to Protect the Poorest, Act Fair & Fast, and to Quit Dirty Coal now, to inspire the deal the world needs..

Join The Wave - the UK’s biggest ever demonstration in support of action on climate change.

Please also add The Wave as an event to your Facebook and Twitter accounts.

2. What's the Plan?

In short:

  • Feeder events: 10am - 1pm, and there are even some events starting on the evening of 4th December! Full schedule
  • Assembly & rally: 12pm, Grosvenor Square
  • March sets off 1pm (please see route below)
  • Climax: 3pm Encircling of Parliament
  • After Party: 4.30pm, LSE more on the Facebook event
  • Dress code: Blue! Please bring blue gloves if you have them, or paint your hands blue for the 3pm climax!

For more info check out the full day's schedule. Below is the route of the march:

View The Wave in a larger map

3. How Can I Help?

Can you help bring The Wave from all corners of the UK to London on Saturday 5 Dec?

Can you help us bring The Wave to London? We need volunteers to help make sure there's news of the Wave at every relevant meeting, campaign event, community centre, library, health food shop and anywhere else that people might be interested between now and December 5th.

If you're planning on going to one of these places/ events then you can help by taking Wave flyers and posters along and telling people about it. If you have a few extra hours to spare to spread the word, that's even better.

Please e-mail charlotte[AT] if you're interested in getting involved, and let us know how you'd like to help.

Also check out our How Can I Get Involved page for loads of other ideas.

4. How Do I Get There?


Lots of people have been busily organising coaches to bring people from their communities to The Wave, and we're trying to to show all of them on the map above. If you know of any additional modes of transport coming, drop us a line!

Transport Group Stagecoach is supporting The Wave by offering reduced price coach travel to both London and Glasgow on its popular The special offer means it will cost you just £2 each way plus a 50p booking fee!

Book online at or by calling 0900 160 0900 (calls cost 60p per minute from landlines, mobile rates may vary). Bookings can also be made at ticket agencies which are located at the majority of the major stops on the network. To get this great offer, when booking, you must quote the promotion code ' RSPB01'

This promotion covers travel from anywhere on the network to London and Glasgow only and applies only to travel between the first service on 4.12.09 and the last service on 6.12.09. Passengers travelling to London will be dropped off and picked up at Victoria Coach Station while those travelling to Glasgow will be dropped off and picked up at Buchanan Bus Station.
All bookings are subject to the standard terms and conditions - visit for more information.

The Co-operative is chartering coaches and trains from 23 locations across the UK. For more information about subsidised transport to The Wave visit the The Co-operative's site.

If you're coming from Wales, there are currently coaches leaving from the South East and North of Wales. If demand in other areas is high we are more than happy to arrange more coaches. Please contact to register your interest in these.


Climate Chains are organising Wheels to the Wave through:

  • Bradford to Sheffield - 30th Nov
  • Sheffield to Nottingham - 1st Dec
  • Nottingham to Peterborough - 2nd Dec
  • Peterborough to Cambridge - 3rd Dec
  • Cambridge to Walthamstow - 4th Dec
  • Walthamstow to Central London - 5th Dec

The Wave is supported by:

The Cooperative

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